FG Decries High Importation of Rice

Federal Government on Monday decried the high rate of rice importation in the country. This alarm was raised by the Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Adewumi Adeshina, in Abeokuta, ogun State during the Ogun Investor Forum. The Minister noted that Nigeria is the largest importer of rice in the world, spending about N1 billion everyday to >> Read more

Govt targets one million tonnes of cocoa production by 2018

THE Federal Government has unfolded plans to increase cocoa production from the present 250,000 tonnes to one million tonnes by 2018, under its transformation action plan for the commodity. Already, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said the administration has targeted to increase the production of the commodity to 336,000 tonnes >> Read more

Federal Government targets 2.1m metric tons of rice yearly

The Federal Government has unveiled plans to revive the nation’s rice production by producing about 2.1 million metric tons of rice yearly through a $40 million partnership with the Taraba State government and Dominion Farms Limited.   Read more: http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/business/37304-fed-govt-targets-2-1m-metric-tons-of-rice-yearly.html